Financial Goals

When I think of being intentional, one of the first things I think about are finances. And the first step toward being intentional about finances is to have financial goals, both short and long-term. I recently heard two comments from Mark Driscoll that hit me hard.

"Our budget indicates our heart. You can learn a lot about a person by looking at how they spend their money."

"Your wallet reveals your priorities." 

What do I want people to see when they look at me? What impression am I giving off about myself, my family, my priorities? I didn't like the answer that I had to admit to myself, and I knew it was time to make some changes.

While I could have created long lists for each, I really focused in on keeping it to three each. I wanted to truly be intentional about what it is I am working toward, rather than just rattle off a long lists of "wants."

Long Term (1+ years):

Pay off student loans

Finish house remodel, inside and out

Baby (infertility treatments / adoption)

Short Term (less than 1 year):

Build savings

Make (and live by!) a zero-based budget

No credit cards for Christmas

Have you been intentional about prioritizing your goals?

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This post is part of the 31 Days of Intention series. You can see other posts in this series here.

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